gain by doing

gain (something) by (doing something)

To benefit in some way from doing something. Did you gain anything by picking a fight with your sister? I gained some peace of mind by finally telling the truth.
See also: by, gain
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

gain something by doing something

to achieve some benefit by doing something. What did he gain by dropping out of school? I will gain some degree of security by investing in U.S. Treasury bonds.
See also: by, gain
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But Southall said: "Going back to Wales now is a risk he doesn't need to take and there is nothing for him to gain by doing so."
While the US has made no statements about Barghouti, I believe that the general pragmatic thrust of current policy would welcome his release and attempt to use it to build a bridge to the Palestinian side and encourage it to join negotiations - with the caveat, of course, that the Palestinians must feel that they have something to gain by doing so, which is not currently the case.
There seems little to lose but much to gain by doing so.
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State the advantage to you, and to your employer if it grants the leave, as it will have the benefit of the knowledge you gain by doing the course.